Diego Costa has never been a target for Atletico Madrid according to the club’s president Enrique Cerezo. He said that these are all rumors created by the media and that the Spanish club has never made any attempt to sign the player.
The Atletico Madrid’s president that the Diego Costa is a Chelsea player and that it is wrong to be linking him to his club. He said that the player belongs to the London team and that at the moment there is no intention by the Spanish club to make a bid for the player.
There were rumors during the transfer window that Diego Costa might be going to Atletico Madrid in the summer, but the reports have subsided since then. Antonio Conte has recently stated that Diego Costa is a Chelsea player and that he is not going anywhere in the summer. The new Chelsea manager said that each big team needs a quality striker and that Chelsea are counting on Costa in order to deliver the goals. He said that he is building a team around Diego Costa and that he is not going to let him go anywhere.
Atletico Madrid’s president has stated that he is happy with his team recruitment so far and believes that he has a quality squad in order to challenge for the title. He admitted that it is not easy to compete against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain, but he wants to give his team the best chances in order to win a trophy. So far Atletico Madrid has signed Gameiro, Fernandez, and Gaitan. The president said that he wants to have a team that will allow Atletico to compete in all the tournaments that they are taking part.
Antonio Conte also believes that he has a good team and thinks that Chelsea will be able to compete for the title as from this season itself.